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Install a fan

Follow instructions in this section to install a fan.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.
  • Make sure to replace a defective fan with another unit of the exact same type.
  • Touch the static-protective package that contains the component to any unpainted metal surface on the server; then, remove it from the package and place it on a static-protective surface.


  1. Make sure the fan cage is installed in the chassis. See Install the fan cage.
  2. Align the fan to the fan slot in the fan cage; then, insert the fan into the fan cage and press it until it clicks into place.
    Figure 1. Fan installation
    Fan installation

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

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